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St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 19, 2011

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Rotary Club of St. Maarten focuses on caring for Alzheimers

When a person with dementia finds that their mental abilities are declining, they often feel vulnerable and in need of reassurance and support. The people closest to them - including their carers, friends and family - need to do everything they can t

Editorial - Posted by on August 19, 2011

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Editorial: Funding Locally

The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association and the Victorious Living Foundation have offered another clear example of how non-governmental organizations can attract structured funding for their programs and projects. The other example is the p

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 19, 2011

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St. Maarten Parliament’s leadership discuss functioning with Wulp

St. Maarten – The new Dutch representative for Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten Gerard van der Wulp, paid a courtesy visit to President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell on Thursday morning. Wulp replaces Rob Vermaas who was stationed in Willemstad, Cu

Opinion - Posted by on August 19, 2011

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Opinion: Weird animal

The Freedom Party is a weird animal. First of all it has only one member – Geert Wilders. What Wilders wants, happens, at least, within the party. Wilders considers himself a freedom fighter, who wants to rid the Netherlands of the Muslim-menace.

St. Maarten News - Posted by on August 19, 2011

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St. Maarten Harbor Chief discusses lower prices with Dutch Representative

St. Maarten – Chief Executive Officer of the Harbor Group Mark Mingo has lobbied for pooling resources between St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius to buy food and other commodities with the Head of the Dutch Representation for Aruba, Curaçao and S

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Belvedere residents and foundation protest construction in green zone

St. Maarten – President of the Belvedere Home Owners and Tenants Association (BHOTA) Elston Fos says they are consulting a lawyer about the decision by the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation to construct buildings in a designated green zone

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SHTA gives foundation $10,000 in program funding

St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) and the Victorious Living Foundation (VLF) signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday that will lead to the release of $10, 000 in funding over a one year period. The money wil

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Community helpdesk officials undergo training

St. Maarten – A number of staff members from various government departments recently attended a workshop to prepare them for the execution of the new Integrated Neighbourhood Development Program (INDP). The departments involved were Department of C

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Imbali set to begin new year of classes

St. Maarten – The Imbali Center for Creative Movement will reopen for the 2011-2012 school year on Monday, August 22 with a full roster of established and new classes. Classes at Imbali usually start exactly when all schools on the island re-open,

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Arrindell satisfied with Genevieve de Weever repairs

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr. Rhoda Arrindell, , paid an unscheduled visit to the Marie Genevieve de Weever School in Hope Estate on Wednesday morning. The visit coincided with the first day of school

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Ballin is likely Chairman of joint committee on Central Bank

THE HAGUE/WILLEMSTAD – The joint independent committee that will investigate the relationship between the Government of Curacao and the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten will likely be installed next weeks. Well informed sources in The Hague

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St. Maarten Government and Chamber discuss new tax system

St. Maarten – Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto says Thursday’s meeting between the Council of Ministers and the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry was “a very good discussion” where the stated a willingness to work with government in